Jennifer Gilbert (QuarARTine special episode)

Russell & Robert meet Jennifer Gilbert, leading curator, gallerist and champion of Outsider Art!

As founder of the Jennifer Lauren Gallery, her aim is to champion and exhibit international self-taught, disabled and overlooked artists who create works outside the mainstream art world and art history. Jennifer works closely with UK organisations, studios and communities supporting disabled artists, in order to promote new, unique artists and creators. She is passionate about being a voice and platform for under-represented artists, allowing their voices and talent to shine through. Through her work Jennifer hopes to: demystify what is regarded as art and who can be an artist; stimulate audiences; and continue to challenge the stigma surrounding this field of art. Jennifer is also a Freelance Producer and Curator, often working with and supporting disabled artists, organisations and galleries but also as an access support writer for funding applications for people with access needs. She's a trustee of the Barrington Farm Trust in Norfolk - an organisation supporting learning disabled artists to achieve more in life.

Artists mentioned in this episode include Nek Chand, Shinichi Sawada, Madge Gill, Pradeep Kumar, Bill Traylor, James Alison, Henry Darger, Davood Koochaki, Gerry's Pompeii, Misleidys Castillo Pedrosa, William Edmondson and MANY more! We also discuss Jennifer's recent curated group show in London titled 'Monochromatic Minds' and the current group show at Turner Contemporary in Margate called 'We Will Walk' which is free to visit and runs until 6th September 2020.

Follow Jennifer on Instagram @j_lgallery and visit her official website For images of all artworks discussed in this episode visit @TalkArt. We've just joined Twitter too @TalkArt. If you've enjoyed this episode PLEASE leave us your feedback and maybe 5 stars if we're worthy in the Apple Podcast store. Thank you for listening to Talk Art, we will be back very soon. For all requests, please email


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